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Palmdale Car Accident Lawyers

Fearlessly Fighting for the Antelope Valley

Palmdale Car Crash Statistics

Situated at the northern edge of Los Angeles County, the city of Palmdale welcomes travelers driving up Highway 14 to the Antelope Valley.

Palmdale is a fast-growing city. With a population just shy of 160,000 people, many families have moved to Palmdale for its clean desert air, inexpensive housing prices, and wide open spaces.

While Palmdale’s openness may be one of its most attractive features, reckless drivers may decide to use the city’s open roads as race tracks, with deadly consequences.

The LA County Sherriff’s Department reported 102 deaths from car accidents in the Antelope Valley alone in 2020. Most of these tragedies happened during the daytime in clear weather conditions, often due to speeding.

A disproportionate number of car accidents took place on east-west arterial roads, such as Rancho Vista Blvd. and Palmdale Blvd., and on State Route 14.

A woman is distressed after a car accident.

The Effects of Car Crashes on Palmdale Families

A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Severe injuries, a wrecked car, and weeks of lost income could forever change the lives of you and your loved ones—all for a collision that wasn’t your fault.

Even worse, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may refuse to cooperate with you, leaving you stranded without the compensation you need to restore your life.

In times like this, you will need a trustworthy legal advocate who will battle relentlessly for the medical, financial, and emotional recovery you deserve. You need justice—and we’re ready to fight for it.

The attorneys at PARRIS Law Firm have spent nearly four decades protecting the rights of California residents, securing more than $1.9 billion in client victories.

Contact PARRIS Law Firm to discuss your case with an attorney today. 

Palmdale Car Accident Lawyers You Can Rely On: PARRIS Law Firm

PARRIS Law Firm is home to some of the nation’s top trial lawyers. Since the firm’s founding in 1985 by attorney R. Rex Parris, our attorneys have maintained a 99% success rate getting justice for clients.

Our logo is a lion for a reason: we are relentless in our pursuit of justice. We have what it takes to win each case we take on, and we stop at nothing to achieve the victory our clients need.

The Partners at the PARRIS Law Firm.

A Proven Legal Success Record

After fighting for the injured for almost 40 years, PARRIS attorneys have won $1.9 billion for our clients. Our legal team routinely wins seven-, eight-, and nine-figure verdicts and settlements for the victims of other people’s negligence.

Several of our recent client victories have come from Palmdale and the surrounding areas.

  • Last year, PARRIS secured a $120 million jury verdict for the victim of a T-bone style rollover car accident. Our client was severely injured when a distracted driver, on the phone with her boyfriend, ran a stop sign and caused a collision with our client. Despite his life-altering injuries, the at-fault driver’s insurer refuses to cooperate with our efforts to restore his life. After valiantly fighting on his behalf, our team secured a $120 million verdict to cover the costs of his ongoing medical care, property damage, extreme pain and suffering, and more.
  • In another case, two brothers were driving up to Mammoth on an annual vacation when a big rig crossed into their lane, hitting them head-on. The at-fault truck driver had a history of accidents and irresponsible driving (including a DUI). Yet, his employers allowed him to continue working as a truck driver, endangering everyone on the road. After relentlessly fighting for the brothers, the PARRIS team secured a $56.5 million jury verdict on their behalf.
  • One PARRIS client was riding his motorcycle along Highway 138 when a driver cut him off while making a left turn, causing a horrific accident. Our client suffered a catastrophic brain injury, became ventilator-dependent, and lost most of his speaking ability. Despite the abnormal frequency of accidents at this particular skewed intersection on Highway 138, Caltrans neglected to make any modifications at this intersection to prevent these tragedies. After a contentious legal battle against Caltrans, PARRIS won $31.5 million for our client.
  • Another PARRIS client suffered life-changing injuries when his vehicle was T-boned in Palmdale during the holiday shopping season. When his case made it all the way to trial at the LA County Superior Court, PARRIS secured a $41.6 million verdict on his behalf.
PARRIS has won many awards for our exceptional victories for clients.

Awards & Recognitions

Every year, attorney recognition organizations Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers recognize PARRIS attorneys as some of the nation’s best trial lawyers. PARRIS attorneys have also been acknowledged by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

The Daily Journal, Metropolitan News, and the National Law Journal have recognized PARRIS founding attorney R. Rex Parris as a trailblazer in his field. 

In addition to leading the firm, Rex teaches other lawyers nationwide in continuing education seminars and other speaking events.

Always Client-Focused

The recovery period after a terrible car accident can be a challenging time for our clients. That’s why we make caring for you our number one priority.

When you choose PARRIS to represent you, there isn’t a rock we won’t turn over to ensure you see the results you deserve. That means going the extra mile to investigate your case, hire experts, and put in the hours necessary to prepare your case for trial.

But most significantly, your client care coordinator will keep you updated as the case progresses, keeping you aware of any issues along the way.

At PARRIS, we have your back. Schedule a free consultation with our legal team today.

No Win, No Pay

Physically recovering from a car accident is tough enough. You deserve to focus on your recovery and not the cost of the legal services you need.

This is why PARRIS lawyers work on contingency. If we secure a financial recovery for you, we are compensated through a portion of your reward amount. If we are unsuccessful, you pay nothing.

At PARRIS, our pricing model makes out top-tier legal services accessible to anyone who may need them.

What types of compensation may I receive in a car accident lawsuit?

Our team has seen how one driver’s negligence can destroy lives time and again. That’s why our attorneys are so passionate about helping to restore them.

Under California law, your personal injury settlement or verdict may cover the cost of the following:

  • Your past, present, and future medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Any damage to your car or the property in your car.
  • Lost wages, including the wages you may lose in the future due to your injuries.
  • Pain and suffering stemming from the injuries you suffered in the accident.
  • Loss of companionship damages for your loved ones.
  • In some cases, punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault driver.

Speak with our legal team today to learn more about your recovery options after a car accident.

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What types of cases does PARRIS take?

PARRIS is a personal injury law firm, meaning that we specialize in protecting the rights of those injured in accidents through no fault of their own.

Our attorneys have successfully fought for victims of many types of accidents, including:

  • Auto accidents, including
    • Drunk driving accidents
    • Distracted driving crashes
    • Collisions caused by a vehicular malfunction or dangerous road conditions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck crashes
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bike accidents
  • Work injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Dog bite incidents
  • Wrongful death cases caused by any of the above accidents
 
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, you may have legal options. Contact our Palmdale personal injury attorneys today to discuss your legal options with an expert.

What types of car accidents happen in Palmdale?

Unfortunately, car accidents happen fairly often in Palmdale. As we discussed earlier, reckless driver’s view the city’s wide, open roads as an invitation to speed, leading to frequent collisions.

Some of the most common types of collisions include:

  • Rear-end accidents. These take place most often when a driver follows another car too closely and fails to stop in time, smashing into the car in front. Whiplash is the most common injury in these accidents.
  • T-bone collisions. These occur most often in intersections, parking lots, and residential streets. In these crashes, the front of one car collides with the side of another vehicle in a “T” formation. Unfortunately, these crashes are extremely dangerous for any occupants of the vehicle at the top of the “T,” as their only protection is the side airbag.
  • Sideswipe crashes. These crashes occur when a driver changes lanes and forgets to check their blind spot, causing it to collide with the side of another vehicle. At high speeds, these accidents can be very, very dangerous.
  • Rollover accidents. Rollover crashes, during which a car rolls over onto its side or top, can be either single-vehicle accidents or part of a multi-vehicle crash. Rollover crashes have been on the rise during the last decade, when cars with higher centers of gravity (i.e., trucks and SUVs) gained popularity.
  • Head-on collisions. Head-on crashes often occur on two-lane roads when one car uses the oncoming traffic lane to pass another vehicle. Unfortunately, drunk or drowsy drivers are also common causes of these horrific, preventable accidents.
Dealing with insurance agents can be difficult after a car accident.

Is a lawyer really necessary after a car accident?

Following an accident, hiring a lawyer may not seem like the best idea to you. Perhaps hiring an attorney seems like too much of a hassle. Or maybe the at-fault driver’s insurance company has already offered you a settlement.

Though you may not think you need representation following a car accident, you should speak to a legal expert before accepting a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurer.

Unfortunately, the at-fault party’s insurance company may not have your best interests in mind when they offer you a settlement. An insurance company’s business model relies on paying out as few claims as possible to save the money their customers pay in premiums. To make their profit numbers better, some insurance adjusters may act in bad faith to reduce, delay, or deny your claim.

An insurance company’s bottom line should not come at the expense of your well-being. That’s why you need an attorney by your side who won’t back down—a law firm that can fight insurance companies on your behalf and ensure you are treated fairly.

The Palmdale car accident lawyers at PARRIS Law Firm are ready to do just that. We meticulously prepare every case for trial, securing documents and structuring arguments to protect your rights. We are prepared to battle for your rights, ensuring that you see every cent you need to make a full recovery.

Like the lion, we’ll fight fearlessly for you. Speak with the PARRIS legal team about your case today.

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